Best Costa Rica Lodges
Lodges are available throughout Costa Rica particularly in the cloud forest or off the beaten path destinations such as Tortuguero or the Osa Peninsula.
One of the main attractions of Costa Rica is wildlife. The country has 27 national parks and there’s no better way to get close to nature than with a stay at one of Costa Rica’s intimate lodges which are typically located just outside the parks. Mountain lodges, rainforest lodges, eco-lodges… Costa Rica has a bit of everything. Here are some of our favorites.
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Kunken Lodge Golfo Dulce

Kunken Lodge

Tucked away in a private paradise on the shores of Golfo Dulce on the Osa Peninsula, you’ll find Kunken Lodge. The very name, “Kunken,” is derived from the Ngäbe word for “wild,” and the sprawling, lush landscape of this boutique hotel lives up to its meaning. Kunken Lodge is the place to stay if you’re […]

Arenal Manoa Hotel, Costa Rica

Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs

Hotel Arenal Manoa is close to many of the main attractions in the area yet maintains a silent tranquility. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, as well as a small stream and old growth trees, this hotel has some of the best views in Arenal.

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Observatory Lodge was originally built in 1987 as a research station for scientists of the Smithsonian Institute. It is one of the most authentic and educational properties in Arenal, and serves as a perfect base for a wide range of activities and adventures.

Amor Arenal Costa Rica

Amor Arenal

Situated in the foothills of Arenal Volcano on the edge of a rainforest canyon, Amor Arenal is a luxury lodge with direct views of the volcano. Amenities Rainforest and jungle trails are accessible from your hotel room! Discover the Serenity Trail and Nanciton directly on the property. Amor Arenal offers on-site horseback riding which lasts […]

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, Costa Rica

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa is a deluxe hot springs boutique hotel at Arenal Volcano, with three restaurants, three pools, a spa, and a yoga deck on-site.

Hotel Llomas del Volcan exterior

Hotel Lomas del Volcan

Nestled on the slopes of Arenal Volcano, you’ll find the charming property of Hotel Lomas Del Volcan. This hotel offers a nature-focused lodging experience, hosting a collection of luxuriously outfitted bungalows with a rustic aesthetic and easy accessibility to tours and excursions in the Arenal area. Lomas del Volcan brings sustainability to the forefront: it […]

Aguila de Osa Costa Rica

Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn is located on the Osa Peninsula, situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas River with panoramic views of Drake Bay.

Playa Cativo Lodge swimming pool at dawn

Playa Cativo Lodge

Playa Cativo Lodge is an 18-room little hideaway in the Osa Peninsula region, one of the most unique and secluded destinations in Costa Rica. Looking out over the calm waters of the Golfo Dulce and surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park, this boutique beachfront hotel is set on over 1,000 acres of private rainforest, leaving plenty of room […]

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Costa Rica

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a 170 acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park.

Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge, Costa Rica

Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Lush gardens, trails for hiking, natural pools and waterfalls, and abundant wildlife make Bosque Del Cabo on the Osa Peninsula a romantic getaway and a naturalist’s dream. Private cliff top bungalows have porches equipped with hammocks and easy chairs, where you can sit back and watch Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Hummingbirds and White-faced monkeys, while enjoying […]

La Paloma Lodge, Costa Rica

La Paloma Lodge

At La Paloma Lodge, even thatched ranchos or villas are spread on 12 richly landscaped acres, for a feeling of privacy and seclusion.

El Remanso Rainforest Lodge

El Remanso Rainforest Lodge

El Remanso Rainforest Lodge is located about 40 minutes from Puerto Jimenez on the remote Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica within one of the world’s most pristine rainforest. Activities Explore the flora and fauna of the region along wildlife trails. Brightly colored birds, exotic birds, and playful monkeys can be found on the trails surrounding […]

Botanika Osa Peninsula

Botanika Osa Peninsula

Situated outside the village of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula, where the rainforest meets the sea, sits the brand-new Botanika Osa Peninsula resort. This wild and remote setting is home to sloths, jaguars, scarlet macaws, monkeys, and more. To reach the resort, guests will take a domestic flight to Puerto Jimenez, a little village […]

Peace Lodge, Costa Rica

Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall Gardens

The lodge is located on the grounds of the private nature reserve offering five incredible waterfalls, lush gardens, butterfly observatory, and hummingbird feeders all connected by a unique trail system.

The Cloud Forest Lodge

Cloud Forest Lodge

Located two kilometers from the town of Monteverde, the Cloud Forest Lodge is situated directly between the famous Monteverde Cloud Reserve and the Santa Elena Reserve in the Bellbird Biological Corridor, an important landbridge for wildlife between the two reserves. The lodge has recently undergone a major renovation in which no detail was spared. The […]

Koora Hotel Monteverde

Koora Hotel Monteverde

Located minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Koora Hotel Monteverde is the newest luxury eco-lodge in the area. This intimate lodge has just 10 suites and bungalows in various categories, ideal for a range of travel styles from couples to families. Amenities Amenities of Koora Hotel include Kiré bar and restaurant, a coffee shop, […]

Senda Monteverde Hotel

Senda Monteverde Hotel

The Senda Monteverde Hotel is a new sustainable hotel located outside Monteverde Cloud Forest on Costa Rica’s continental divide. A modern design, local artwork, and cozy nooks paired with the cool mountain air make the Senda experience one of a kind. Area Activities A hike through Monteverde Cloud Forest with a naturalist guide is a […]

El Establo Lodge, Costa Rica

Hotel El Establo

The relaxing El Establo mountain hotel is located in the heart of Monteverde, on 150 acres of Cloud Forest Preserve.

Hotel Belmar, Costa Rica

Hotel Belmar

Hotel Belmar’s dedication to the environment is well-known: they have the coveted award for 5 levels of sustainability.

Visit Trapp Family Lodge, Costa Rica

Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge is the closest hotel to Monteverde Cloud Forest. This 20-room lodge has the style of a Swiss Chalet, with Costa Rican hospitality.

Stay at Chayote Lodge in Costa Rica

Chayote Lodge

Simple. Natural. Authentic. The Chayote Lodge experience is ideal for travelers interested in the coffee, cuisine, and culture of Costa Rica.

Origins Lodge couple all terrace w pool

Origins Luxury Lodge

Origins Luxury Lodge is located in Upala in the mountainside overlooking a valley below in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica. The lodge features incredible 180-degree views over the estate, volcanoes, Nicaragua Lake in the distance. El Salto Restaurant The dining experience at Origins incorporates raw ingredients and fresh flavors to produce Haute Cuisine. Their […]

Poas Volcano Lodge, Costa Rica

Poas Volcano Lodge

Located just outside Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano Lodge is a deluxe cloud forest retreat in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica.

Stay at Selva Verde Lodge, Costa Rica

Selva Verde Lodge

With over 500 acres of tropical rainforest, at Selva Verde Lodge there are unparalleled chances for up close and personal encounters with nature.

Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge is situated on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Jungle Canals and the primitive beaches of the Northern Caribbean Coast.

Laguna Lodge, Costa Rica

Laguna Lodge

Laguna Lodge is a rain forest ecotourism lodge located on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Lagoon.

Lagarta Lodge, Costa Rica

Lagarta Lodge

Lagarta Lodge is nestled within a private nature reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula between Playa Nosara, two rivers, and a lush forest with mangrove trees.

Trogon Lodge

Trogon Lodge

Located in the Savegre Valley in the small town of San Gerardo de Dota, Trogon Lodge sits at 7,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by unspoiled ecology. It’s also an idyllic cloud forest paradise for birders as it is commonly frequented by the Resplendent Quetzal. Amenities Trogon Lodge has an on-site restaurant called […]

Stay at Rafiki Safari Tent Camp, Costa Rica

Rafiki Safari Tent Camp

Rafiki Safari Lodge, a safari style tent camp, is on 750 acres of jungle along the Savegre River on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The ten rustic safari tents are set atop hardwood decks and come with its own private bath and pristine views of the mountain. The lodge houses a restaurant, bar, and […]

Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana

Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana

Nestled in the heart of San Jose’s business district, the Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana operates within the modern Sabana Business Center building. Our experts recommend this property if you’re staying in San Jose due to its prime location near the San Jose International Airport, the National Stadium, and La Sabana Park—it’s strategically located close […]

Costa Rica Tree House Lodge

Tree House Lodge

Get lost in nature at this oceanfront property along one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge

A member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Pacuare Lodge is one of the top eco lodge adventures in Costa Rica. This is more than just a lodge or a rafting trip, this is an experience. Just getting there is an adventure – many guests visit as part of a multiple day rafting trip on […]

Rios Lodge, Costa Rica

Rios Lodge

Rios Lodge is your Costa Rica adventure vacation hot spot. The lodge is located deep in the rainforest, with native wood furnishings, open-air pavilions, thatched roofs, and comfortable hammocks. Rios Lodge was the first eco-lodge built on the Pacuare River and is currently the only one powered by hydro-energy. Even getting to the lodge is […]

Finca Lerida Ecolodge, Panama

Finca Lerida Ecolodge

Amazing beauty and diversity and incomparable birdwatching can be found at this coffee plantation! Finca Lerida has its own trail network, allowing adventurers to explore on their own.

Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge, Panama

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

Nine cabins built along a mile-long reef coast, Punta Caracoal is dedicated to protecting the natural environment, where the only interruption to the crystal-clear waters is the occasional curious dolphin!

Laguna Azul Eco Lodge

Laguna Azul Eco Lodge

Built right on the sea and nestled amid a mangrove, the views and beautiful surroundings make Laguna Azul Eco-Lodge a place of both relaxation and inspiration.

Canopy Lodge, Panama

Canopy Lodge Panama

An ecotourism destination at its finest, at Canopy Lodge discover untouched nature and some of the world’s best tropical birdwatching!

While lodges are plentiful throughout Costa Rica, some destinations especially excel at the lodge experience perhaps because of their proximity to national parks and natural attractions.

Cloud Forest Lodges of the Central Highlands

There is something quaint and romantic about the cloud forest lodges of the Central Highlands. These cool retreats are often enveloped in a blanket of mist with an ecosystem unique to their climate. Many of the cloud forest lodges in our collection have their own on-site attractions with trails and lookout points. Monteverde Lodge features its own butterfly garden. El Silencio Lodge is a Relais and Chateaux property with high-end dining, a spa, and activities. The Peace Lodge is well-known for its expansive La Paz Waterfall Gardens which features a series of waterfalls and rescued wildlife observatories.

Jungle Lodges of Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park offers a unique lodge experience ideal for the adventurous nature lover. The destination itself is a labyrinth of jungle canals accessible by boat. These jungle lodges are especially sought after during turtle nesting season when four species of sea turtles (green, leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead) come to Tortuguero Beach to lay their eggs.

Rainforest Lodges of the Osa Peninsula

The Osa Peninsula has the most remote rainforests in Costa Rica. There are two main towns that serve as launching off points to the peninsula’s lodges: Drake Bay and Puerto Jimenez. The most popular national park in the area, Corcovado National Park, is accessible from both areas. To reach these remote eco lodges, guests will typically need to travel by domestic flight or boat. Talk with a Costa Rica Expert about logistics to your lodge of choice. One of the less frequently visited parks, Piedras Blancas National Park, is accessible from Puerto Jimenez. The park is located on the opposite side of the Golfo Dulce from Puerto Jimenez. Playa Cativo Lodge and Playa Nicuesa Lodge are both fantastic rainforest experiences backing right up to the national park!

Rafting Lodges on the Pacuare River

The Pacuare River has two world-class adventure lodges offering a slightly different experience: Rios Tropicales Lodges and the Pacuare Lodge. Half of the adventure at these lodges is just getting there. Take an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure to reach your lodge in the middle of the jungle. The lodges are an experience in themselves. In a setting far removed from cities and towns, the lodges encourage you to reconnect with nature with a series of trails and a multitude of tours like horseback riding and canopy zip-line.